Record and standing: 61-21, 1st in Pacific Division
Hall of Famer(s): Chris Webber
Scoring leader: Chris Webber (24.5 PPG)
Rebounds leader: Chris Webber (10.1 RPG)
Assists leader: Mike Bibby (5.0 APG)
Round eliminated: Western Conference Finals
The Kings made the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 20 years in the 2001-02 season, and they did it with an absolutely stacked roster. Chris Webber enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career, Peja Stojakovic emerged as a deadly shooter from long distance, and Mike Bibby proved an excellent option as both a scorer and distributor from the point guard spot.
Their seven game playoff battle with the Lakers was an all-time classic series, but Game 6 was also cited by disgraced referee Tim Donaghy as one that was fixed by the officials. Allegedly, the refs wanted the series extended to seven games, and thus made several suspect calls that allowed the Lakers to attempt 18 more free throws than the Kings in the fourth quarter alone.